Cheap flights to Paris
There really is nowhere quite like Paris. New York may have the buzz and London may have the nightlife, but Paris has the romance, the architecture and the food. The ‘City of Light’ has long been the preferred city break destination for doe-eyed couples who come for the unrivalled architecture, the quality of its restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine.
But there is more to Paris than just the language of love. This place is also the capital of fashion, haute cuisine and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Paris is full of galleries dripping with artistic masterpieces and streets filled with some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Anyone fancy a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or a walk along the Champs Elysées with its endless array of designer stores?
Kids can be difficult to entertain at some of Paris' more arty and cultural centres but will go mad for the Jours de Fetes at the Grand Palais on 21 December - 5 January. The gorgeous glass dome of the building's nave plays host to all manner of festive attractions, including a 30m-high Ferris wheel. Tickets cost €15 for adults and €10 for children over two. grandpalais.fr
The French capital is renowned as the city of love and has a particular fondness for stormy couples, so it may come as no surprise that 9 October sees the opening of an exhibition dedicated to Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Musee de l'Orangerie. Works will be presented together to compare and contrast pieces to discover what drew the two together while pushing them apart. musee-orangerie.fr
Last-minute Christmas shopping to do? Pick up a French souvenir, a gaudy bauble or just a cosy cup of mulled wine at one of the yearly Christmas markets. The annual Village de Noel, in the shadow of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, is on until 5 January 2014. parisvillagedenoel-champselysees.com
The Chateau de Malmaison on the outskirts of Paris is the perfect place to escape the city and bask in the summer sun. Explore the vast grounds for free or catch up with your history in the well-preserved chateau itself, bought by Napoleon's wife Josephine and full of fascinating imperial memorabilia. (Avenue du Château, 92500, Rueil-Malmaison, tel: 01 4129 0557, chateau-malmaison.fr)